NY: US Representative who voted to impeach disgraced former president won’t seek reelection

Source: The Hill

“GOP Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), who voted to impeach former President Trump in 2020, announced on Friday that he will not seek reelection in the upcoming midterms. ‘After 32 years of public service, I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress, so that I can enjoy my family and life in a fuller and more present way,’ Katko said in a statement. … Katko has represented New York’s 24th congressional district in the Syracuse area since 2015. … Katko’s exit leaves Democrats with the opportunity to score a pickup in the district at a time when they appear on track to lose the House. Biden defeated Trump by 9 points in Katko’s district in 2020 and the nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the seat as D+2.” (01/14/22)